October 2, 2018
Long Hollow Gardens is a beautiful garden wedding venue nestled in Gallatin right outside of Nashville, TN. From the beautiful vineyard to the stunning ceremony location it was a perfect fit for Cindy and Jonathan’s wedding. Cindy and Jonathan had a beautiful ceremony and reception with their closest friends and family who traveled from all over the world to witness their marriage. It was such a beautiful wedding, and the love they share was so evident from the tea ceremony, the handwritten vows, and the looks of absolute joy they had all day long. They ended their perfect day with an amazing firework show, and it couldn’t have been more perfect! It was a night we won’t forget!
We met freshman year of college through Jonathan’s roommate, Tom (his best man!). A friend and I were heading out to dinner with Tom, and we made a pit stop at his dorm room so Tom could go to the bathroom. As Tom headed out, Jonathan came into the room after a shower in his American flag towel not realizing that there were 2 girls in the room. It was weeks before we ever met up again and hung out as a group and months until we got together. And that’s how we met!
He told me he had to keep me on my toes with fake proposals since I already knew a proposal was coming. He got me earrings the first fake proposal at a jewelry store. The second one was at our 7th anniversary dinner when he gifted me with a necklace. He put the necklace on me and gave me his phone so I can see it on me. While I was fiddling with his phone, I heard him from behind me saying, “I think you might want to stand for this one.” He was on his knees with the ring! Needless to say he caught me by surprise because I started crying and was not prepared with waterproof mascara. I looked like a raccoon, but a very happy raccoon.
Jonathan’s godfather made his specialty eggnog that was a huge hit with guests. We also had a boba milk tea bar because we’re both obsessed. We also had a fountain on site so we provided pennies and little cards for our guest so they could leave us with some wishes. For the toasts, Jonathan and I got the bottle of wine we were drinking when he proposed to me for everyone at the head table. Finally, we planned a surprise firework show for all our guests that started during our first dance. The surprise was a huge success; no one knew about it and thoroughly enjoyed the show.
Our wedding day felt like the rush and joy finishing a 10,000 piece puzzle to reveal an image with beauty that exceeded my wildest imagination. Despite all the little hiccups, everything was perfect. We got to see so many loved ones we haven’t seen in a long time. It was magical to have them all with us as we celebrate our love and commit to love each other more with each passing day.
Get wedding planners! Or at the very least a day-of coordinator. We were able to fully enjoy and be present at our wedding. We are forever grateful that we got to savor each moment with friends, family, and each other on our special day.
Wedding Planner: Music City Events // Wedding & Reception Venue: Long Hollow Gardens // Wedding Videography: Morgan Film Co. // Photographer: Eden Ingle Photo // Floral Designer: LMA Designs // Entertainment: Spangler Entertainment // Pyrotechnics: Impact Pyro // Bar Service: Details // Hair + Makeup: Amy Larwig // Photo Booth: Spangler Entertainment // Cake Baker: Frothy Monkey // Catering: Frothy Monkey
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